It’s been so long since I’ve written here! After tying the knot, life and work got crazy busy, so I’ve been putting this on the back burner. However, after planning a cozy hygge themed date night for my husband and I the other day, I knew I had to share it with the world!
One aspect of a wedding that’s easy to overlook is the rehearsal. Yes, everyone knows to show up, and realizes that they are going to have to pay attention for just a moment. But, for the most part, those in attendance of a wedding rehearsal are mainly looking forward to the dinner. This isn’t wholly unreasonable – the rehearsal itself is mostly just for timing, and determining who stands where. Not the biggest deal.
There are so many little details to the wedding day that can really add up financially. Napkins, assorted decorations and signs add quite a bit more to the bottom line than you may have intended. The obvious answer is to DIY some of these items, but we don’t always have the necessary skills to pull this off. Enter, free wedding printables!
In my quest to create my own DIY paper flower bouquet, I’ve scoured the internet for the ideal realistic paper flower tutorial. In a perfect world, there would be one that already exists, for the exact bouquet I want to make. But, of course, this isn’t the case.
Instead, I’ve been looking at a lot of different paper flower tutorials. There are some that use origami paper, and while they’re beautiful in their own right, its not the aesthetic I’m going for. So, the following tutorials are for realistic paper flowers, and involve mostly crepe paper and tissue paper.
It’s been pretty clear to me for a while that my aesthetic is “DIY boho wedding,” or “modern wood nymph” – something along those lines. I don’t know a lot about how this whole wedding is going to go, but I do know that I want some sort of elf crown, like Galadriel would wear. Or, maybe something a little more baroque.
So, FH and I have decided to do what we’ve always wanted and elope. No fuss, no muss, just…well….us (and an officiant). Of course, I still want to have a nice looking bouquet for this event, and in all likelihood, there will be some sort of reception later in the year, which will necessitate yet another bouquet. I’m far too frugal and budget-conscious to justify purchasing two bouquets, so DIY silk flower bouquets seem like the way to go.
Let’s be real – white diamonds can be pretty basic. Now, there’s nothing wrong with that – they’re just not for everyone. Yes, it’s tradition (sort of); and yes, it’s classic and elegant. But, black diamond engagement rings can be elegant, too, and are 100% badass.
Alternative gemstone engagement rings can be so striking and elegant – and emerald engagement rings seem to add even more allure. They’re often quirky and have a little something unique going on for them. That’s not to say that diamond rings aren’t beautiful – I just have a soft sport for something a little more whimsical.
As a DIY kind of girl, I really do love free wedding printables. It’s a small way to save money, for sure, but can add up. Instead of paying $4 per card, plus shipping to have them sent to you – why not just print them yourself? So, I’ve started making free bridesmaid printable cards that I hope can be of use to some of you!
You’ve already got the engagement ring, and now it’s time to pick a perfectly delicate wedding band to match! These affordable wedding bands are all delicate, understated, unique…and under $500. What’s not to love?